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Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Social Sciences
         - Geography
         - Area studies
         - Sociology

     2. Sciences
         - Agricultural sciences
         - Environmental science

     3. Engineering & Technology
         - Architecture & design

E-ISSN: 0128-0945
Print ISSN: 1675-6215
Publisher: Malaysian Institute of Planners
Publication type: Print & Electronic
Publication frequency: 1 time(s) per year
Journal Website: http://www.planningmalaysia.org/index.php/pmj

Contact Info

Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners
B-01-02, Jalan SS7/13B, Aman Seri, Kelana Jaya
47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA

Tel: +603 78770637
Fax: +603 78779636
Email: mip@mip.org.my

The Journal of the Malaysia Institute of Planners or PLANNING MALAYSIA is a multidisciplinary journal produced annually (once a year) related to theory, experiments, research, development, applications of ICT, and practice of planning and development in Malaysia and elsewhere. The objective of the journal is to promote the activity of town planning through dialogue and exchange of views concerning professional town planning practice.



Prof Dato Dr Mansor Ibrahim

Editorial Board

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mariana Mohamed Osman, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Faris Abdullah, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Md Nazri Mohd Noordin, Malaysia Institute of Planner (MIP), Malaysia
  • Professor Dato' Dr. Mansor Ibrahim, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Professor Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mohit, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Professor Dato' Dr. Alias Abdullah, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Professor Dr. Ho Chin Siong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Professor Dr. Jamilah Mohamad, Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Professor Dr. Ruslan Rainis, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Professor Dr. Ahmad Nazri Muhamad Ludin, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Professor Dr. Dasimah Omar, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
  • Professor Dr. Shuhana Shamsuddin, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jamalunlaili Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Zainora Asmawi, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurwati Badarulzaman, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Syahriah Bachok, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Datin Paduka Dr. Halimaton Saadiah Hashim, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Dr. Oliver Ling Hoon Leh, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
  • Dr. Chua Rhan See, Jabatan Perancang Bandar dan Desa (JPBD)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azizan Marzuki, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Professor Emeritus Dr. Richard E. Klosterman, University of Akron / Whatif? Inc., USA
  • Professor Dr. Stephen Hamnett, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
  • Professor Dr. Kiyoshi Kobayashi, University of Kyoto, Japan
  • Dr. Davide Geneletti, University of Trento, Italy
  • Dr. Boy Kombaitan, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
  • Planning Malaysia Admin
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Belinda Yuen, University of Singapore, Singapore

    Section Editors
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mariana Mohamed Osman, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Faris Abdullah, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Planning Malaysia Admin
  • Professor Dato' Dr. Mansor Ibrahim, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)



      Articles should be sent in three (3) copies and should ideally be in the range of 5,000 to 9,000 words. Each manuscript should have a title page and an abstract of about 150 words. The title page should contain the title, full name(s), designation(s), organizational affiliation(s), a contact address, and an email address. Articles should also be submitted in a digital form (softcopy) by using CD, DVD or via electronic mail to: pmjournal@gmail.com and/or mip@mip.org.my. All articles are received on the understanding that they are not under concurrent consideration at another journal. Exclusive copyright of accepted manuscripts shall be assigned to the Publisher (i.e. the MIP), and in consideration for this, two copies of the current Journal will be provided for each article. Additional reprints of articles can be ordered, at cost, by the author(s). PDF format of the article (if available) can be obtained from the Publisher.

      Articles should be typed in single spacing (including footnotes, endnotes and references) on one side of the paper only (preferably A4) with the following margins: right and left - 4.25 cm, top - 5.5 cm and bottom - 5.2 cm (including header – 4.5 cm and footer – 4.3 cm) in 11 point Times New Roman font. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively and placed at the end of the manuscripts. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum. Tables and diagrams should be provided on separate sheets at the end of the manuscript and their positions indicated in the text.

      References should be placed in alphabetical order at the end of the text and should be cited in the text by the name(s) of the author(s), followed by the year of publication. When an author has more than one publication, arrange the references by placing the most recent one first. For books, be certain to include place of publication and publisher; for a journal include volume, month, and pages. Do not abbreviate titles or citations.

      They shall appear in the following format:
      • Journals:
        Ahris Yaakub, Healey, R. G., and Hughes, C. G. (1990). The Application of Geographic Information Systems for Urban Landuse Planning and Monitoring: A Case Study of Low-cost Housing Development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 17, 385- 393.

        Lee Lik Meng and Alias Abdullah. (1996). Concepts and Ideas for An Information System for Land and Development (ISLAND). Journal of Planning Malaysia, 3, 24-34.

      • Books:
        Omer, Spahic. (2002). Studies in the Islamic Built Environment. Kuala Lumpur: Research Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia.

      • Book Chapters:
        Steiner, Frederick. (1999). The Living Landscape: An Ecological Approach To Landscape Planning. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.

        Miller D. J., and Sias J. (2000). Deciphering Large Landslides: Linking Hydrological, Groundwater and Slope Stability Models Through GIS. In Hydrological Applications of GIS, Guernell A. M. and Montrgomery D. R., eds. New York: John Wiley and Sons. 103-121

      • Thesis and Unpublished Materials: Proceedings:
        Alias Abdullah. (1995). An Integrated Method of MCDM and GIS for Land Use Planning and Environmental Resources Management. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis. Kumamoto, Japan: Kumamoto University.

        Rainis, R., Jaafar, N., and Mohd Zain, S. (2002). GIS-Based Decision Support System (DSS) for Monitoring and Simulating River Water Quality. Proceedings of the National Conference on Rivers ’99, 14-17 October 1999, Penang. 263-269.

      • Reference:
        http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair projects/project_apa_format_examples.shtml (retrieved date: ………..)

      All foreign words must be typed and transliterated. The Editorial Board reserves the right to change the transliteration of all historical names, titles and non- English terminology to bring them into conformity with its own style.
      Formula (mathematical formula) should be used only when necessary and the conclusions derived must be explained and made intelligible to a nonmathematical reader. Wherever possible, authors are encouraged to place the mathematical parts of the article in an appendix. In cases of empirical articles, authors are expected to make readily available a complete set of data and any specialized computer programs to interested readers.

      All illustrations, figures and/or tables in the manuscript must be captioned, in clear black and white (grayscale) and ready for reproduction.
      Articles will be acknowledged upon receipt. Only selected (preferred) articles will be reviewed by two (or three) referees in addition to the editors. Editorial decision will normally be made within two to six months, but circumstances beyond control occasionally dictate a longer cycle. If authors are invited to prepare a revision for further consideration, the major issues to be resolved will outlined and will be forwarded to them as quickly as possible.
      Authors of accepted articles will be requested to provide a digital copy of the manuscript, preferably in Microsoft Word to the MIP (the Publisher) via email at pmjournal@gmail.com and/or mip@mip.org.my. MIP will not be responsible for the loss or damage of the digital copy.
      Once published in the PLANNING MALAYSIA, the copyright of the article is automatically vested with the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP). The copyright covers the exclusive use of rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any reproduction of a similar nature and translations. Permission to publish illustrations must be obtained by the author before submission. Any acknowledgements should be included in the figure captions.

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